I joined the CapDev team in 2014 as Client Services Associate, so pleased to be back in North Carolina and to have the opportunity to work with CapDev again. From 1994-2001, I had the good fortune to serve as assistant to Betsy Bennet, the Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. During that time, the museum undertook a major capital campaign to build the new museum, in coordination with the resolute counsel from CapDev. Fast forward 13 years after stops in Maryland and Maine, I find myself back in my native, warm North Carolina.
Prior to my time at the museum, I was part of a three-person team at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural Sciences, coordinating traveling exhibitions to and from the museum. The work was challenging and varied, a combination that has brought me joy and success throughout my career.
After the grand opening of the new North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, I returned to the DC area and worked at the American Association of Museums (now American Alliance of Museums) as the coordinator of the Museum Assessment Program, helping museums operate with a strong understanding of core museum standards and professional practices that support sustainability.
New jobs and family ties brought us back to North Carolina in 2012, and after an invigorating two terms as PTA president I was happy to answer the call to "get the band back together" and come on board at CapDev. My husband, Chris, is a law professor and associate dean at Wake Forest Law School and we have two children, with whom we love to play games and travel.